Just popping in to let you all know about an excellent blog written by a current MA Museum Studies distance-learning student. She, and it, go by the name Expateek - I shan't give her real name as she blogs anonymously, but I'm sure she won't mind if I tell you all that she's lived all over the world thanks to her husband's job (hence the 'Expat' prefix), is currently in Poland but due, very soon, to move back to the U.S.
Anyway, her blog is an excellent mix of humorous - she has a wild imagination! - and moving musings on her daily life, which has, to say the least, been rather eventful in the last few years (check out the South Africa posts for starters). Naturally, she also blogs about museums (see links below). And clearly has as much of an eye for the unusual as the Attic team. ;)
MUMOK, Vienna #1
MUMOK, Vienna #2
MUMOK, Vienna #3
Natural History Museum, Vienna #1
Natural History Museum, Vienna #2
Antalya Museum, Turkey
National Museum, Bucharest
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.